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dill

[dil] /dɪl/
noun
1.
a plant, Anethum graveolens, of the parsley family, having aromatic seeds and finely divided leaves, both of which are used for flavoring food.
2.
Origin of dill
900
before 900; Middle English di(l)le, Old English dile; akin to German Dill, Swedish dill
Related forms
dilled, adjective
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dill1

/dɪl/
noun
1.
an umbelliferous aromatic Eurasian plant, Anethum graveolens, with finely dissected leaves and umbrella-shaped clusters of yellow flowers
2.
the leaves or seedlike fruits of this plant, used for flavouring in pickles, soups, etc, and in medicine
Derived Forms
dilly, adjective
Word Origin
Old English dile; related to Old High German tilli

dill2

noun
1.
(informal, mainly Austral & NZ) a fool; idiot
Word Origin
C20: from dilly2
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Word Origin and History for dill
n.

Old English dile "dill, anise," a West Germanic word of unknown origin (cf. Old Saxon dilli, Middle Dutch and Dutch dille, Swedish dill, German Dill).

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dilly

noun

A person or thing that is remarkable, wonderful, superior, etc; beaut, lulu: The last one is a dilly if you don't have an appointment (1935+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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